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Emilios Pavlou

Pavlou Emilios


August 1, 1922 - January 2, 2019

Emilios (Emile) Pavlou, beloved husband, son, brother, theo (uncle), nouno (godfather), and friend passed away peacefully on January 2nd at the age of 96. He was born in Washington, DC to the late Michael and Maria Pavlou, immigrants from Poros, Greece. Growing up, his family moved to and from Greece and across the eastern United States. Emile's love for his church was instilled in him at an early age, as he assisted his uncle and priest, Archimandrite Nikiphoros Pavlou, with services and other church duties. He began working at a young age and most loved serving as chief usher in the local movie theater. 

In early 1942, after the United States entered WWII, he enlisted in the US Navy and was sent to San Diego for training. He was proud to serve his country on refrigeration and troop transport ships around the Pacific. He met the love of his life and wife of 70 years, Evelyn Simos, on New Year's Eve (Evelyn's birthday) in 1943. His navy ship had to return to San Francisco due to engine trouble. As he always did when he was back in the states, Emile took the streetcar to his Thea Maritsa's house in San Francisco; it was there that he met Evelyn and the rest was history. After the war, Emile and Evelyn married in 1946 and moved to San Francisco in 1952. He held a variety of jobs throughout the years, primarily managing and selling welding supplies up and down the Peninsula. Upon retiring in 1987, he and Evelyn took many trips to Greece and other locations around the world.  

Emile was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco for over 60 years - serving as chanter for Father Anthony Kosturos, Sunday School teacher, parish council member, choir member, and much loved pillar of the church. He was a 33 Degree Mason, serving as Past Master of King Solomon's Seaport Lodge and Inspector General Honoree of the Scottish Rite. He was also active in the Parkside District Improvement Club and the Saint Mary's Hospital Stonestown Mall Walkers (in which he led attendees in the makarena every week).

Emile was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Evelyn; his parents Michael and Maria Pavlou; brothers James, Louis, and Nick Pavlou; sisters Catherine Pagonis and Georgia Newburn; and his beloved in-laws. He is survived by his sister, Tessie Reapsong, and numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, and friends both in the United States and in Greece.  

A Trisagion will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, at 7 pm and the funeral service will be Wednesday, January 9th, at 11 am; all services at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 999 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco. Pallbearers will be Marek Pearse, Matthew Pearse, Andy Pagonis, Rick Alejandro, Tim Marinos, Michael Marinos, and Thomas Marinos. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Pearse, James Pagonis, Jeff Kalban, Harvey Berg, James Whelden, Alex Christ, and Patrick Wasley.

Donations may be made in Emile's memory to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tess Miclat, for her unwavering care and support the past three years. May Emile's memory be eternal.


Evelyn Dorothy Simos Pavlou

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December 31, 1925  - February 9, 2017

Evelyn Pavlou, beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on February 9th at the age of 91. She was born in Bakersfield, CA to Demetrios and Iasmia Simos, immigrants from Greece. Growing up, she played violin and took dance lessons, while also helping out in her father's store - the Rex Sweet Shop in Downtown Bakersfield. She met the love of her life and husband of 70 years, Emilios Pavlou, during World War II. It was her 18th birthday and she was visiting San Francisco with her mother and siblings. Emile's ship had to return to San Francisco due to engine trouble. As he always did when he was back in the states, he took the streetcar to his aunt's house; it was there that he met Evelyn and the rest was history. They married in 1946 and moved to San Francisco in 1952. With her sister, Tess and another friend, she opened the Teb's Dress Shop on Taraval Street. After that closed, she was a banker at Bank of America on Taraval for over 21 years. Upon retiring from the bank in 1987, she and Emile took many trips to Greece and other locations around the world. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church for over 60 years - she sang in the choir and organized Sunday coffee hours. She was also active in the Parkside District Improvement Club, the Bank of America Retirees Association, and the Saint Mary's Hospital Stonestown Mall Walkers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Zoe Pearse, brother John Simos, sister Despina (Tess) Rhodes, and brother Adam (Steve) Simos. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Emilios Pavlou, and many other godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends here in the United States and in Greece.  

A Trisagion will be held on Wednesday, February 15th, at 7 pm and the funeral service will be Thursday, February 16th, at 11 am; all services at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 999 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tess Miclat, for her care and support during these difficult times. 


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